Vancouver to host Canadian V festival

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The Killers, My Chemical Romance confirmed for event

The Killers, My Chemical Romance and Hot Hot Heat will play the first ever Vancouver gig of the Canadian V Festival.

The city will join Toronto as the two Canadian sites of the bash this year. The Vancouver event will take place at the city’s Thunderbird Stadium on May 20 and 21.

Billy Talent and AFI are also lined up to play, with more names to be added in the coming weeks.

As well as live music, the festival holds a variety of attractions including tattoo artists and hair stylists.

A spokesperson for Virgin said that in the coming years they would like to add more Canadian cities to the festival, namely Montreal, Halifax, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.